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Public Land Order No. 7711; Revocation of the Withdrawal Established by Executive Order Dated December 19, 1883; Florida
Document Number: E8-14385
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes in its entirety the withdrawal established by an Executive Order as to 667.96 acres of public land withdrawn from surface entry and mining and reserved for use by the United States Coast Guard for lighthouse purposes. The reservation is no longer needed by the United States Coast Guard. This order makes 44.77 acres of the formerly reserved land available for conveyance under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act. The remaining land was previously conveyed out of Federal ownership.
Public Land Order No. 7712; Modification of Executive Order Dated July 2, 1910 and Secretarial Order Dated May 6, 1910; Montana
Document Number: E8-14382
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order modifies an Executive Order and a Secretarial Order insofar as they affect 20 acres of public lands withdrawn by Power Site Reserve No. 141. This action also notifies the public of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission determination that opens 10 acres within a Power Project overlapping the Power Site Reserve. The combined actions will open the lands to a land exchange subject to Section 24 of the Federal Power Act.
Meeting of the Central California Resource Advisory Council Off-Highway Vehicle Subcommittee
Document Number: E8-14235
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central California Resource Advisory Council Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Subcommittee will meet as indicated below.
Public Land Order No. 7710; Extension of Public Land Order No. 3708, as Modified by Public Land Order No. 6709; Alaska
Document Number: E8-14216
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 3708, as modified by Public Land Order No. 6709, and partially revoked by Public Land Order No. 7682, for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary to continue protection of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Gilmore Satellite Tracking Station, also known as the Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station, located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
Oil and Gas Leasing; Geothermal Resources Leasing; Coal Management; Management of Solid Minerals Other Than Coal; Mineral Materials Disposal; and Mining Claims Under the General Mining Laws
Document Number: E8-14215
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This document contains a correction to the final regulations in 43 CFR parts 3000, 3100, 3150, 3200, 3500, 3580, 3600, 3730, 3810, 3830 Oil and Gas Leasing: Geothermal Resources Leasing; Coal Management; Management of Solid Minerals Other Than Coal; Mineral Materials Disposal; and Mining Claims Under the General Mining Laws, which were published in the Federal Register (70 FR 5885358880) of October 7, 2005.
Leasing of Solid Minerals Other Than Coal and Oil Shale
Document Number: E8-14214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to amend its regulations in 43 CFR part 3500 for leasing of solid minerals other than coal and oil shale to distinguish fringe acreage lease requirements from lease modification requirements, and to describe acceptable justifications for a lease modification. The proposed rule would also identify changes in the associated procedural requirements and update the filing fees. The proposed changes are based on statutory authorities, which authorize the BLM to issue regulations for leasing of minerals and to charge for administrative processing costs, and on policy guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) requiring the BLM to charge these fees.
Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Vegetation Treatments Using Herbicides on BLM Lands in Oregon
Document Number: E8-14159
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the BLM in Oregon is beginning preparation of a programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the use of 18 nationally approved herbicides to control noxious weeds; to treat invasive plants and other weeds in administrative sites, recreation sites, and rights-of-way; to treat forest pests and diseases; and to meet non-commodity landscape health objectives across nine BLM Districts in Oregon. This EIS will tier to, and adopt procedures from, the programmatic Vegetation Treatments Using Herbicides on BLM Lands in 17 Western States EIS and Record of Decision (ROD) completed by the BLM in 2007 for the same 18 herbicides. The EIS will not amend existing District Resource Management Plans (RMPs).
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-14157
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to The Kuskokwim Corporation, Successor in Interest to Upper Kalskag, Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Upper Kalskag, Alaska, and are located in:
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-14155
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Black Hills Exploration and Production, Inc. for Competitive oil and gas lease WYW173501 for land in Weston County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Revision of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0169
Document Number: E8-14121
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2008. The BLM may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, the BLM may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. On January 25, 2008, the BLM published the required 60-day notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 4621), requesting comments on this proposed collection. The comment period ended on March 25, 2008. The BLM received no comments. You may obtain copies of the proposed collection of information and related forms and explanatory material by contacting the BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer at the telephone number listed in the ADDRESSES section below.
Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease CACA 45619
Document Number: E8-14096
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of Public Law 97-451, Western States International, Inc timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease CACA 45619 for lands in Kern County, California, and it was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from March 1, 2008, the date of termination.
Meeting of the California Desert Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-13989
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council to the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, will meet in formal session on Friday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverside Marriot, 3400 Market St., Riverside, CA 92501. Agenda topics for the two sessions will include updates by Council members and reports from the BLM District Manager and five field office managers. Additional agenda topics are being developed. Once finalized, the meeting agenda will be published in a news release prior to the meeting and posted on the BLM California state Web site at http:// www.blm.gov/ca/news/rac.html.
Notice of Correction to Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Leasing of Geothermal Resources in 11 Western States and Alaska and Notice of Public Hearings
Document Number: E8-13890
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, U.s. Forest Service, Forest Service
On June 13, 2008 the BLM published a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register (73 FR 33802), which inadvertently printed an incorrect list of public meeting dates.
Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council (Colorado)
Document Number: E8-13852
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E8-13847
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-13723
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Tulkisarmute Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Tuluksak, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-13722
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Koyuk Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Koyuk, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Classification Amendment; Calaveras County, CA
Document Number: E8-13720
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The County of Calaveras proposes to purchase under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act the Wilseyville landfill currently under R&PP lease CAS-056771-01. The R&PP conveyance proposal is for the existing landfill area, consisting of 12.5 acres. The 10 acre landfill area was classified for conveyance in the Federal Register, Vol. 62, No. 70, page 17853, on April 11, 1997. It was later discovered that the entrance gate to the transfer station was inadvertently located outside the original classified 10 acres. To remedy this situation, classification for conveyance under the R&PP Act is amended to add 2.5 acres to the 10 acre classification, for a total of 12.5 acres. The 2.5 acres has been examined and found suitable for conveyance for recreational or public purposes under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.).
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-13718
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface estate for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Atqasuk Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Atqasuk, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Direct Sale of Public Lands in Sweetwater County, WY
Document Number: E8-13713
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A parcel of public land totaling 12.5 acres in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, is being considered for direct sale to PacifiCorp under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and implementing regulations contained in 43 CFR 2711.3-3(2), at no less than appraised fair market value. PacifiCorp has proposed the direct sale of these lands to accommodate expansion of the existing industrial landfill at the Jim Bridger Power Plant.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Document Number: E8-13693
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold a meeting as indicated below.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 95212
Document Number: E8-13591
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Marathon Oil Company timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NDM 95212, Mountrail County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the lease; The increased rental of $10 per acre; The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate; and The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Three Rivers Resource Management Plan and Conduct Public Scoping
Document Number: E8-13582
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Burns District in Burns, Oregon, intends to amend the Three Rivers Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) that also analyzes effects of undertaking the Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Improvement Project (GSHIP) located in Harney County, Oregon. The objective of the proposal is to improve sage-grouse habitat and reestablish once open sagebrush habitats encroached upon by western juniper. The BLM also intends to consider allowance for harvest of downed western juniper trees south of U.S. Highway 20 and west of Oregon State Highway 205 for fuel wood, posts and poles, and for commercial harvest of juniper boughs for use in holiday decorating. Allowance for harvest of downed juniper trees and juniper boughs would amend the Three Rivers RMP. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the public scoping process.
Notice of Availability of the East Lynn Lake Coal Lease Draft Land Use Analysis and Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Hearing, Wayne County, West Virginia
Document Number: E8-13457
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and its cooperating agencies have prepared a Draft Land Use Analysis and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DLUA/DEIS) to analyze the potential impacts of two Federal Coal Lease By Applications (LBAs), WVES-50556 and WVES-50560, totaling 13,089.55 acres at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) East Lynn Lake Project in Wayne County, West Virginia. By this notice, the BLM announces the beginning of a 90-day public review and comment period and notice of a public hearing for the DLUA/DEIS, Maximum Economic Recovery (MER), and Fair Market Value (FMV) pursuant to the 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3425.4. The public is invited to review and comment on the DLUA/DEIS, MER, and FMV.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Leasing of Geothermal Resources in 11 Western States and Alaska and Notice of Public Hearings
Document Number: E8-13365
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, U.s. Forest Service
In accordance with Section 202 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations implementing the NEPA (40 CFR 1500- 1508), and applicable agency guidance, a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) has been prepared on the leasing of geothermal resources in 11 Western States and Alaska. The Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of Agriculture, the Forest Service (FS) are co-lead agencies for the PEIS, and the Department of Energy (DOE) is a cooperating Federal agency. In accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58, August 8, 2005), the agencies' goal is to make geothermal leasing decisions on pending lease applications submitted prior to January 1, 2005, and to facilitate geothermal leasing decisions on other existing and future lease applications and nominations for geothermal leasing on Federal lands. The planning area encompasses about 530 million acres of land with the potential for geothermal development in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-13172
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Kongnikilnomuit Yuita Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Bill Moores Slough, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; New Mexico
Document Number: E8-13126
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-13124
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC68788 from Gunnison Energy Corp., and SG Interests VII, LTD, for lands in Gunnison County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-13121
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC68789 from Gunnison Energy Corp., and SG Interests VII, LTD, for lands in Gunnison County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-13120
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC68790 from Gunnison Energy Corp., and SG Interests VII, LTD, for lands in Gunnison County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-13119
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC68791 from Gunnison Energy Corp., and SG Interests VII, LTD, for lands in Gunnison County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-13115
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC68787 from Gunnison Energy Corp., and SG Interests VII, LTD, for lands in Gunnison County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Restriction Order No. ID-410-03, Wallace Forest Conservation Area; Idaho
Document Number: E8-13106
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This restriction order prohibits overnight camping by any person or groups of persons within the Wallace Forest Conservation Area described as all public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) located in Boise Meridian.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: E8-13105
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, on March 21, 2008.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-13054
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Dot Lake Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Dot Lake, Alaska, and are located in:
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E8-12953
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. Contact Information: Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Cadastral Survey.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-12947
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the subsurface estate in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to The Aleut Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of the Alaska Peninsula, and are located in:
Notice of Invitation-Coal Exploration License Application MTM 98207
Document Number: E8-12945
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Spring Creek Coal Company in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Big Horn County, Montana, encompassing 4,589.36 acres.
Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Washoe County, NV
Document Number: E8-12838
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to 43 CFR 8364.1 certain public lands near Stead, Nevada, will be temporarily closed to all public use. This action is being taken to provide for public safety during the Reno Air Racing Association Pylon Racing Seminar and the Reno National Championship Air Races.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-12792
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP and Stephen Energy Company LLC for Competitive oil and gas lease WYW149277 for land in Sweetwater County, WY. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Public Meeting, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E8-12730
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Western Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-12726
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Sanak Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Pauloff Harbor, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the GMI Natural Gas Development Project, Fremont and Natrona Counties, WY
Document Number: E8-12620
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office announces its intent to prepare an EIS for a proposed conventional natural gas field development near Lysite, Wyoming. The proposed development project is known as the Gun Barrel/Madden and Iron Horse (GMI) Natural Gas Development Project and is located in Fremont and Natrona Counties, Wyoming.
Notice of Public Meeting, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E8-12565
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Public Land Order No. 7709; Revocation of Two Secretarial Orders Dated January 30, 1907 and December 17, 1907; New Mexico
Document Number: E8-12472
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes two Secretarial Orders in their entireties, as they affect approximately 278 acres of National Forest System lands withdrawn for use by the Forest Service for a tree nursery and an administrative site. This order opens 120 acres to such forms of disposition as may by law be made of National Forest System lands and to mining. The remaining lands are located within an overlapping withdrawal.
Public Land Order No. 7708; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order Nos. 1391, 4060, 4567, and Revocation of Public Land Order No. 4664; Utah
Document Number: E8-12424
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order partially revokes 3 Public Land Orders and revokes 1 Public Land Order in its entirety insofar as they affect approximately 427 acres of National Forest System lands withdrawn for use by the Forest Service as administrative sites, campgrounds, and other public purposes.
Public Land Order No. 7707; Revocation of Two Withdrawal Orders for Provo River Reclamation Project; Utah
Document Number: E8-12420
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes a Bureau of Reclamation Order and a Secretarial Order in their entireties as they affect 60 acres of National Forest System lands in Salt Lake and Wasatch Counties withdrawn from surface entry and mining and reserved on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation for the Provo River Project. The lands are no longer needed for reclamation purposes. This order opens the lands to such forms of disposition as may by law be made of National Forest System lands and to mining.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement To Evaluate Solar Energy Development, Develop and Implement Agency-Specific Programs, Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, Amend Relevant Agency Land Use Plans, and Provide Notice of Proposed Planning Criteria
Document Number: E8-12024
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Energy
In Executive Order 13212, Actions to Expedite Energy-Related Projects, the President ordered that executive departments and agencies take appropriate actions ``to expedite projects that will increase the production, transmission, or conservation of energy.'' In addition, Title II, Section 211, of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109- 58) provides that the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) should, within 10 years of enactment of the Act, ``* * * seek to have approved non-hydropower renewable energy projects located on the public lands with a generation capacity of at least 10,000 megawatts of electricity.'' DOE and BLM (the Agencies) have identified utility-scale solar energy development as a potentially critical component in meeting these mandates. Utility-scale solar energy projects generate electricity that is distributed to consumers through the electric power transmission grid. The Agencies have determined that specific actions should be taken to further such energy development. The Agencies are considering the development and implementation of agency-specific programs that would establish environmental policies and mitigation strategies (e.g., best management practices and siting criteria) related to solar energy development in six western states (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah). DOE proposes to develop a solar energy program of environmental policies and mitigation strategies that would apply to the deployment of DOE supported solar energy projects on BLM-administered lands or other Federal, State, tribal, or private lands. The BLM would establish its own environmental policies and mitigation strategies to use when making decisions on whether to issue rights-of-way for utility-scale solar energy development projects on public lands administered by the BLM. The Agencies have determined that a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) is appropriate for the establishment of specific agency-wide solar energy programs and additional related policy. The Agencies are issuing this Notice of Intent to inform the public about the proposed actions; announce plans to conduct eight public scoping meetings; invite public participation in the scoping process; and solicit public comments for consideration in establishing the scope and content of the PEIS, alternatives, and environmental issues and impacts. The Agencies will prepare the PEIS in accordance with NEPA; the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508); the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) DOE's NEPA regulations, 10 CFR Part 1021; and BLM's planning regulations, 43 CFR Part 1600.
Call for a Nomination for Front Range Colorado Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-11745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to request a public nomination for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC) specifically in ``group 3,'' for the Elected Official Position. The RAC provides advice and recommendations to BLM on land use planning and management of the public lands along the Front Range of Colorado. The BLM will consider public nominations for 30 days after the publication date of this notice.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Whiskey South II Vegetation Management Project, Cottonwood Field Office, Idaho County, ID
Document Number: E8-11722
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management Cottonwood Field Office will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) consistent with the regulations pertaining to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and address key components of the National Fire Plan. Under the provisions of Section 102(2)(c) of the NEPA, the BLM announces its intentions to prepare an EIS and solicit public comments regarding issues and resource information for this project. The purpose of the Whiskey South II project is to reduce existing and potential fuel loads to reduce the potential of high-intensity large-scale wildfire, improve the safety and effectiveness of firefighters in fire suppression activities, contribute to the economic and social well being of residents and visitors within proximity to the project area, maintain and improve water quality and fish habitat, and improve wildlife habitat and forage opportunities.